A REDDITCH chippy has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 fish and chip takeaways.

The Golden Carp on Matchborough Way in Redditch has been named as one of the UK’s best, in what is known as the Oscars of the industry.

The chippy, owned by Theo Ellinas, is a finalist in the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, the flagship category in the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, the awards are the UK’s premier awards for fish and chips businesses.

It is not the first time the chippy has been recognised for its fish and chips.

The Golden Carp was one of 10 competing to be named the fish and chip shop of the year in the same awards previously.

Unfortunately, it lost out to a family-run fourth-generation fish and chip shop in Yorkshire - Millers Fish & Chips.

Marcus Coleman, from Seafish, paid tribute to The Golden Carp, and the other finalists in this year's competition.

“These represent the best fish and chips on offer the UK today," he said

"They are consistently excelling across all areas and providing their customers with healthy, high quality fish and chips on every visit. Each of them is a credit to the industry and should be commended on the commitment they have shown to maintaining its fantastic reputation."

The winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony in London on January 23.